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John Joseph DOWNS

Regimental number866
Other NamesDOWNES
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
AddressBooorowa, Frogmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Jane Downs, Booorowa, Frogmore, New South Wales
Enlistment date2 February 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll2 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 2 January 1919
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2522 Pte Alfred Thomas DOWNES, 18th Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916; 2763 Pte Patrick DOWNES, 55th Bn, returned to Australia, 23 June 1919; 5674 Pte Walter Francis DOWNES, 13th Bn, returned to Australia, 26 September 1917.

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